Saturday, February 23, 2019


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Writing Prompt

I Couldn't Tell


It was our new creative writers first visit to our Dunbar group and in response to my attempt at Catherine's prompt my work should carry the disclaimer "This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously."

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Battle of Dunbar


The battle of Dunbar was recreated in the town this week so it was an obvious choice for a writing prompt. What an excuse for some fighting talk.

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Still Water


This weeks prompt inspired other writers to tell morbid tales about murders and drownings. I opted for something else but it will probably still leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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A wise man once said never argue about football, politics or religion. Fine words for people who want a quiet life but I'm a graduate social science and psychology student so I just can't help myself. The prompt this week was "passport" and I had a few questions about freedom so I thought I'd go with them and see where they went. Not surprisingly my quandary gained some sympathy from fellow writers but I suppose it's all down to the readers in the end or is it?

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Selfie stick

selfie stick

Some good work was produced by the double prompt challenge which was put forward on this occassion. 'I turned around and there was a baby in my trolley' was augmented by an alternative sugestion '101 things to do with a selfie stick'. There were some very interesting ideas put forward about the selfie stick and I decided I just couldn't do things by half so I met it full on and came up with this.

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